Your House is Your Haven: Don't Neglect the Interior

Did A Local Water Overflow Flood Your Basement? Call For Restoration And Remediation Right Away

by Cherly King

If a local body of water flooded and you had overflow water in the basement of your home, you want to call a water damage restoration team before everyone else does. Time is important when you are trying to save and preserve the building materials in your home, and to restore your home to its pre-flood condition. 

The restoration team has the ability to remove the water and treat health dangers fast and do some remediation work if needed. The team will get into action by doing the following.

Eliminate Water Marks and Stains

The moisture will quickly be extracted, and everything suctioned and scrubbed with professional cleaning machines to remove marks and stains that were left behind. Pressure washers will also be used to remove water lines or marks from the walls, concrete floors, and other materials like tile. Removing visual evidence of the flood is a step closer to being able to use the space.

Kill Mold, Bacteria, and Odors

The water damage restoration professionals have the chemicals and treatments needed to kill the bacteria lingering after the water is gone. All surfaces and areas will be treated properly with antibacterial and antimicrobial treatment, and the air will be fogged. This is to prevent the growth of mold and other dangerous bacteria that can be found in flood water. Bacteria can kill if not treated properly and mediated immediately.

Handle Toxic Materials

The restoration company will handle all the contaminated and potentially toxic materials that have to be cleaned up and remove items that can't be in the house. They have the apparel and items needed to handle everything safely, and to get the materials off the property. Ask the company about waste removal and what you will need to do, depending on how many items can't be saved from the flooding. If a lot of molded or hazardous materials have to be removed, you may need a special type of dumpster.

Call around to find out what water damage restoration team can get to your home to start the removal and remediation process quickly. You want to have your heating and cooling ventilation ducts all checked for mold concerns and treated, and the filters of any appliances that flooded cleaned. The sooner you call to get a company to start extracting and cleaning the space, the more items you'll save and the sooner it will be safe and usable again.

Contact a local water damage restoration service to learn more.